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Lightfield!

Light field photography is an interesting concept: Instead of capturing an image created by the main lens on the sensor directly, the image created by the main lens at some point – in front of or behind the sensor – is again focused by an array of micro-lenses of extremely short focal length onto the…

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Winged beauty

Even before Tenshi arrived two weeks ago, I had been having, in my mind, this image of Tenshi walking her dog. It took me a while, however, to get an photo going. The first thing that happened was me breaking her wing not even 5 minutes into unboxing :(. Tenshi has big, translucent, majestic wings…

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Shinobu

Last photo before leaving Vietnam. Visited the countryside today, and was reminded how easier it is to get good-looking wild flowers in here than in California. Shinobu evokes a reassuring feeling, and in turn, calm and peace. Then loneliness comes after. This figure perfectly captured all that. The scale figure with donuts is cute and…

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Summer 2015 – Week 1: Hochiminh city & Soreyuke! Burunyan-man

The weather is hot and humid, like usual. This is my natural habitat. My skin couldn’t get used to the dry air of San Diego after 9 years living there. For the first time ever, I travelled light. I brought only my share of clothes for a week, plus the necessary computers. It should be…

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Nadeko

I suddenly had an hour of free time, and the sunset looked good, so I took Nadeko with me to the beach. Having taken sunset photos before, I know that I only have seconds to set up and take the shot. Yet despite preparing the pose beforehand, I still don’t have enough time to get the…

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Yuno & a camera phone

Whew, that was a lot to be done for new year celebration. Now that it’s over, I can resume my #figurefridaychallenge, and with the current challenge being cameraphones, I now have infinitely more #instagram than ever before! For still subjects, the only disadvantages of a cellphone camera are no aperture/DoF control, and generally lower resolution (lens…

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Black & White

BRS is still one of my favorite games, despite the fact that I already finished “BRS Maniac” achievement, twice, on 2 different PSPs. Don’t let the trailer and box art fool you: the game is actually very cute. BRS is strong but hot-headed; while WRS is more calm and composed, but lacks passion. I wanted…

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I have a doll

I have been telling people that I play with figurines, not dolls. Well, that’s no longer true. I officially stepped up into the dolls’ territory now. No DollfieDream (yet), I don’t have that kind of money, but this little-know PureNeemo is still spectacular. Things I immediately noticed: Details, details, details! Lots more details than PVC…

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Fall

This week’s #figurefridaychallenge is about “Progression”, whatever that means. So I was looking at the progression of seasons for the challenge, then it hit me, that I had the personification of Autumn right here. Also, trying out my brand new Sony a6000. Kit lens 16-50mm @50mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6 1/80s handheld. Color, details, contrast, sharpness. Any complaint? None…

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Coronado with Kirino

Peace. Loneliness. Aspiration. Ambition. The San Diego skyline evokes many different types of emotion when people see it. Today, I took Kirino to Coronado island for the first time. When she gazed at those lights that outshine that of the stars, what was it that our little darling was pondering?

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Figure Friday challenge: Black

I am lazy. Anyone who know me for more than a day knows that. Without the #figurefridaychallenge, I wouldn’t have picked up my camera to take any photo. With a fresh, not-so-easy-but-still-open-enough topic every week, it had reignited my passion for figure photography. This week’s challenge was about black, which is a rather vague topic. Some people…

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Kuroneko’s straw hat

I always liked this version of Kuroneko’s (Shironeko’s?) straw hat. A lot of details, striking but realistic color, nicely placed ribbon. The figure itself is good, too, with Kuroneko’s signature look, contrasting with her translucent dress revealing the striped bikini underneath; sexy. The thing is I don’t like beach queen figures. Maybe because they don’t reflect how…

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